What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “Innovation Days” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the day into…

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My two talks at Tech-Ed Australia and New Zealand

I will be doing two presentations at Tech-Ed on the Gold Coast (8-11 Sep) and Auckland (14-16 Sep). The first talk is in the Architecture track, and the second in the Web/UX track. Silverlight Won’t Save Your User Experience, You Will. You think adding a Silverlight UI to your application will solve your usability problems?…

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Remix registration is live – Register now and Save! Save! Save!

It was weeks in the making, but the Remix Australia website is finally live and taking registrations. Check out the program and you’ll see we’ve been working hard to find the best speakers to cover all the latest Microsoft stuff for the web and beyond. Just look! There’s Surface, there’s Sketchflow, there’s Blend, there’s Silverlight,…

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SEAT and the Super Real

I was sent a link today to this site from the UK which is for the launch of the SEAT Exeo (it’s a car). Yes it’s built in Silverlight but what I really want to concentrate on is the design. Visual Design Firstly, it’s beautiful to look at. That’s good for Silverlight because if you…

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‘Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom Resurrected

I’ve finally resurrected my ‘Art and Science of UX’ Deepzoom from my TechEd 08 talk. (Click the link to open the full-page version, you’ll need to ‘Open’ the file.) In this talk I discuss how user experience is both a wannabe science, as well as an art, and how that creates tension with those in…

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Artists in Residence rocked so much it hurt

Well we had our first Silverlight Artists in Residence last week in Melbourne and it totally rocked. Really. I was ready for the first one to be a bit average, but we left average in our dust. Jordan Knight from Readify was an awesome facilitator. He not only has deep Silverlight skills, he is really…

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Announcing Silverlight 'Artists in Residence' - Melbourne 1-5 December

Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called “Artists in Residence” in Redmond. We had a blast, and learned stuff too! So Kordesy was determined to bring the Artists in Residence magic to Australia. Therefore… announcing the first Aussie Artists in Residence! Artists in Residence The idea of Artists in Residence is to…

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Gekko Expression Media Workshops

Gekko Images in Sydney has introduced three new Expression Media courses: Expression Media as DAM   (Sydney November 25) Introduction to Using Expression Media   (Sydney November 26) Expression Media for Power Users  (Sydney November 27) Gekko has been working with Expression Media (and iView MediaPro before that) for years, especially working with professional photographers. No-one in…

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Silverlight Designer and Developer Network launches in Melbourne

Jordan Knight has sent out the announcement – and the (temporary) website is up, so the rumours must be true – The Silverlight Designers and Developer Network has been launched. The first meeting is Thursday November 27th at Microsoft in Melbourne, and features two fantastic speakers: Jonas Follesoe, and Shane Morris (hey that’s me!) The…

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